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Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?


Hi Jessica! Yes, I’ve learned recently how at the church councils and the creeds that came forth which most Christians worldwide agree on and that I’m very grateful fore, there was no explicit mention of Israel and God’s ongoing relation with the people or the land. In fact, I know that there were numerous anti-semitic statements that came out, which Dr. McDermott touched on some in lecture 2. And with the Temple in Jerusalem destroyed, and Christians separated from knowledge of the Jewish root, many Christians didn’t even consider Israel. I’m grateful for what you shared about enhanced prayer life and importance to the Hebrew Scriptures.